Re: Forced to switch to JFW Pro

  • From: James <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 17:52:28 -0500

Okay, let's get off the idea of criticising each other here. Offering differing opinions is good, but leave the cleverly disguised jabs at people off the list, please.

James,
List Admin
At 05:34 PM 12/4/2005, you wrote:
Hi Joseph,
Your comment is not as helpful, as it is detrimental.
It is the responsibility of the user to backup their data files,
and failure to do so, resulting in data loss, should not be blamed on the
manufacturer of the computer.
The tools are available to every user of a computer, to backup their data in
the event of a system failure
and if the user chooses not to use these tools, and maintain their system in
a proper fashion,
then they should put the machine back in the box it came in, and take it
back to the strore.
Anyone too lazy to take care of a tool, has no business using it.
The same as owning a home, or an automobile.
It sounds like to me that you had a bad experience,and are still bitter
about it.
In actuality, even a blind person can walk into a retail store, buy a
machine off the shelf, and take it home and use it just as well as a custom
built machine, for at least half the cost.
If people are going to use these machines, especially if only for home use,
they better get next to the idea of learning about them.
Ricque
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Machise" <josephmachise@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Forced to switch to JFW Pro


Well Katrina, You are silently in a lot of hot water. If I were you, I would take the Computer back. And get a custom one made with your own version of windows. I have had my problems with fs, and the ATI Cards, Jaws is a resource haug, it also messes up the core of windows. It will cost you $1000 or more to get a custom machine built, from now on a lesson learned. Don't by Computers with windows built on, because if your machine should crash, when you put your windows back you will lose all your data, and the machine will be put back as it was when you bought it. If I were you, I would get my own machine and put your own windows on, if you by XP pro. that is more money than XP home. FS doesn't care about anybody, all they care is about people with money. You sound like a nice person Katrina, I wish you were my girl friend, but I have to go, good luck, I hope I can be of some help. If you need any more information, You can write me off list, or call me on the phone. #781-599-6664 Email is josephmachise@xxxxxxxxxxx Joseph ----- Original Message ----- From: "Katrina" <kanderson@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 2:35 AM Subject: Forced to switch to JFW Pro


> After spending the last week dealing with several problems getting a new > desktop computer to work, it turns out I am faced with the worst problem > of > all, and everything I have gone through thus far may have been a huge > waste > of time, money, and resources. Obviously I will contact FS Monday about > this matter, but that will be my first day back to work after a long > vacation, so I may not have an easy time of getting to speak with somebody > during business hours. In the meantime, I was hoping somebody on this > list > could help. > > I thought that my new computer came with Windows XP Home, but instead it > has > Windows XP Media Center. I had never heard of that, and actually had > thought there were only two versions (Home or Pro). I knew to not get > Windows XP Pro, but apparently I should have known to stress that my > version > of JFW would only work with XP Home, and made sure to not get the Media > Center. I had called FS to ask if there was anything I needed to stay > away > from and/or know about before buying the computer. I specifically asked > about the ATI video card, as I had heard that could be a problem. I was > advised on that topic, but was given no other advice. Oh well, that is > water under the bridge. Now I need to figure out how to solve the problem > at hand. After installing JFW, I was given a message about this version > of > JFW not working with XP Pro, etc. I thought that was interesting, because > I > didn't purchase XP Pro. I did a bit of research on the FS Website, and > learned that FS does not support Media Center (and/or hasn't tested it), > but > that it would work with the professional version of JFW. Well, it was a > great time to find that out! (frown) > > As I see it, there are three choices. First of all I called HP to ask if > the HP Pavilion with Windows XP Media Center could be changed to XP Home. > I > was told absolutely it could not! I was advised to return the computer, > and > get one with XP Home, so that is my second option. Or then there is the > third option of purchasing the JFW Pro version. Since the first option > appears to be out of the question, I'm left with two choices. I truly > don't > want to think about returning the computer and getting another one, as I > have spent a good deal of time and money getting this computer working. I > have had lots of people help with transportation, installation, etc. This > past week I was on vacation, but Monday it is back to reality. I never > considered that I couldn't have this computer working before returning to > the stress of my job. But, it is unfortunately going to happen that way. > > It is a long story, but all of it revolves around the installation of a > secondary hard drive (from my old computer), and the floppy from the old > computer. Best Buy ran into a major problem, which they thought was a > flaw > in my new computer. Turned out the problem lied in their network. I > don't > even know if they will take this computer back after all of the work that > has been done. Fortunately I have had access to transportation this past > week, so it was possible to travel back and forth to Best Buy multiple > times. That transportation will not be available after tomorrow, and I am > definitely not going to pay for a taxi considering the distance involved. > > So, that makes me lean toward the latter choice....getting the JFW Pro > version. Now my question...how much would I have to pay to get that > software? I just purchased version 6.1 a few months ago, and have been > using version 7 most recently. I really am not sure I can afford another > thousand dollars. Since I already have JFW, and a Sma, would I have to > pay > the full price? And, since FS hasn't tested Media Center should I stay > away > from it? > > All thoughts would be greatly appreciated! > > Katrina > > > -- > To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to > jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. > Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfw > > If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or > the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather > contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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